Thursday, January 17, 2008.
On this day in history ..
Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shalom Sharabi (1720-1777), known by the acronym of his name, Rashash. Sharabi was born in Yemen, and became the chief rabbi of Egypt, before finally settling in Israel. He was a master kabbalist, and his prayer book, Nehar Shalom, includes mystical meditations on various prayers and mitzvot. He is buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
1890 - Soloman Mikhoels murdered
1926 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen
1944 - Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
1945 - Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
Famous birthdays for this day ..
My mother, Barbara C. Goldsmith
Famous deaths for this day ..
1805 - Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter, dies at 73
1890 - Salomon Sulzer, composer, dies at 85
1995 - Isador Caplan, lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, dies at 82